Thread: Patton & Co. League

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To follow up on the inflation % in establish league, our overall inflation in my home league is once again around 25%. This has been consistent for several years.

It goes up a tad or is more on hitters than pitchers at times, but the overall % seems about the same.
Kent Ostby Seadogs
Apr 1 '13
You can start populating your nomination list if you are getting antsy.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Apr 1 '13
I just checked out our draft room ... under 93 hours until our draft starts ... PLAY BALL!
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Mar 31 '13
Appreciate the responses. I was just trying to absorb some of our collective decision making - while there are, for sure (and I wish I had more of them) a bunch of profitable players (probability says they will be so) it just seemed to me that there were equally as many players with little or no chance of profits. I was just wondering why was even considering keeping Dan Uggla, for example. He is not likely to earn $24 but up until the last minute I was keeping him because while he might earn 18, that was more value that I was likely to get at auction given the lack of MI left (as I projected the keeps) and I could, maybe swap him for the SP I am missing once the season started. I would have kept him for cost certainty but cut him on profit/loss basis. Oh well, just idle hands before auctions. Am playing first mixed league in a long time, 10 teams (one C)! Want to bet which strategy I will employ? If you said Trout, Braun, Verlander you were right.
Noah Hirsch NSh58
Mar 29 '13
I agree completely with Seadogs...it's the third-year factor, LynchMob.
Keith Cromer Slyke
Mar 29 '13
I think cost certainty in a "steady state" league like your or my home leagues is unimportant because there is a large enough selection of bodies available each year.

Third year leagues are more difficult, but that just adds to the challenge of the draft in that situation.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mar 29 '13
NSh58 - so you're talking about "cost certainty" being more valuable than "profit"? Hmmm ... PCL certainly has seemed "extreme" to me ... very "Stars & Scrubs" oriented ... where the teams that have done well have been the ones to best with their "scrubs" ...

I wonder how much of the emphasis on "cost certainty" is just a result of being in the startup process of a keeper league? ie. How important is "cost certainty" for a keeper league that's reached "steady state"?

Or is there no such thing as "steady state"?
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Mar 29 '13
Okay .. had a math error. After LTC, it's still around 45%.

At least on my list. I guess if you value the remaining players more than I do then your inflation will look better. :-)
Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mar 29 '13
I think PCL keeps illustrate cost certainty as a roto concept. Had I kept Rob Brantly at 14 he would have been the poster boy for the concept. And I almost did.
Noah Hirsch NSh58
Mar 29 '13
After LTCs are figured in, inflation is ONLY 35%
Kent Ostby Seadogs
Mar 29 '13